Commitment To Environmental Excellence
click here for application form (a word doc will download to your computer) | deadline is Friday, July 19, 2024
The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s Commitment to Environmental Excellence Awards competition offers producers national recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment and maintaining sound management practices in their operations. The program salutes companies that have not only met, but surpassed governmental compliance measures and demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through plant and staff investment.
Any NRMCA member company producing ready mixed concrete from a fixed plant location in the U.S., its territories, or Canada is eligible to enter. Awards will be determined upon individual plant merits; companies may choose to enter plants from any or all of the 5 production volume categories. Portable plants do not qualify. First place plants from one year’s awards program are not permitted to participate in the next year’s contest, but may enter again in the year after. In an effort to go “paperless”, all entries must be submitted via email.
Awards will be presented to plants who have best demonstrated environmental excellence and innovative management. Awards will be made based on the company’s (not plant) annual production volume. Winning entrants will be honored at the Awards Luncheon at NRMCA‘s ConcreteWorks. Winners will also be featured in NRMCA’s Concrete InFocus Magazine as well as Concrete Products Magazine. All entries (winners & non-winners) will receive a recognition certificate for participation in the awards program.
Entries will be reviewed by a panel consisting of individuals determined by NRMCA’s Environmental Task Group. Entries will be judged based on electronic photos with short narrative covering 10 criteria. Participants are required to submit electronic images that clearly demonstrate environmental systems and processes and at least one image that offers a broad view of the plant site. The judging will take place in early August. Entries not using this format will not be judged.
Environmental Excellence Award nominations are solicited at the beginning of each year, and then winners are decided shortly thereafter, notified and presented with an award at the NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks meeting held every September.
For more information: Contact NRMCA’s Gary Mullings at 703-706-4861.